(NBC News) – A new study reveals high blood pressure during pregnancy greatly increases a woman’s risk of heart attack and stroke later in life.
British researchers tracked more than 6 million women for 20 years.
Those who had high blood pressure during pregnancy were 45 to 70 percent more likely to develop a serious heart problem than women with normal blood pressure.
Their risk of stroke increased by 80 percent.
Women who suffered from pre-eclampsia during pregnancy had the highest risks of heart attack and stroke.